Kate Emerson's Baptism & First Birthday Video

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Here is the second "practice" movie. I was trying to insert the video of everyone singing happy birthday and Kate eating her cake but the quality was poor so I deleted it. I may update it later if I can get the video quality better.

Since it is Thursday, I will also write what I am thankful for.

*I am thankful to everyone who has supported us and prayed for us during this whole adoption process. It has been wonderful and stressful and we are still adjusting.

*I am thankful for MOPS (mothers of preschoolers). Joining this wonderful group of women has been a huge blessing for me. Thank you Pip--if you are reading this:)

*I am thankful to Leslie of Myah's Days for sending Kate the cutest clippie I have ever seen and I am thankful for her friendship.

*I am thankful for the couple of close friends who have let me cry on their shoulders as we struggle through this adjustment period. You know who you are.


  1. Very CUTE video!! I love it! You have done such a wonderful job on your videos!!..and thank you for the very sweet comments on my blog about my new look. I really thought I was going to pull my hair out in frustration trying to get it done. I would be more than happy to help teach you anything. I definitely could not have done it without Danielle or Melissa from Laugh often, Love much. It was no easy task! :)

  2. Great video Kim.

    I have been working on videos this week too. It is fun and frustrating. I forgot to save 2 hours of work and my husband had to shut off our power for a minute-all my hard work lost and a wasted Lily nap time:( Oh well!

    I am joining MOPs too. I did it when Jack was little and will start again next week. It is a great outlet!

    Have a terrific weekend!

    Lisa (mother of Lily Lu and Jack)

  3. Love the video!!! It is beautiful and what a cute testiment to Kate!!

    Christy :)

  4. Kate looked adorable on her special day and her birthday cake was beautiful! Your family will enjoy this video for years to come. I had birthday videos made for both of my kids this year and we watch them almost monthly. They bring back so many great memories since they grow up so fast.

  5. The video captures it all. She is so precious and definitely had a cake and cupcakes only made for a princess! What a special day.

  6. Kim,

    I love the video and can't believe that you posted it already. It's beautiful and something I know Kate will treasure as she grows up. You did such a wonderful job! You are an amazing mom, Kim.

    You know I'm here for you when you need to talk. Sending you lots of love.

    I am going to send you an email today explaining everything about how to do your blog. I know you don't have time, but I am going to send it anyways.



  7. Oh Kim, I just love it! Wish I had been there! Feel like I was after watching that! You did a great job! Oh I could just kiss those chubby cheeks!!! I am glad you liked the clippy, I knew it would be perfect for Kate! I went to Old Navy tonight finally, guess what, all the 3T's I bought are too small! Oh my! Hope you are doing alright, glad you joined MOPS.

  8. It sounds like something is going on right now. Please feel free to share, we are here for you, but if you aren't comftorable, don't feel pressure, we are still here for you. The video is beautiful! I can only imagine what her homecoming one will look like.


  9. You have been on my mind all day today. I cannot tell you haow much I love the friendship that we have forged! Be expecting a special package the first of next week with many goodies for you and Dave :D

    BTW - Love the video and the what a wonderful choice for music!

    Ladybug Hugs,

  10. God Bless Each of You. Wonderful video. I hope that there aren't any tears going on now. If so, just know that you are an amazing woman and mother. Whatever the troubles are...this too shall pass.

  11. I loved the video! What a sweet precious family! One day --I will learn how to put a video clip on!

  12. Kim,

    The movie is absolutely beautiful - just like you! Wow! I never thought I would see my name roll in the a movie's credits - this must be my 15 minutes of fame! Thinking about you and praying for you. I love you! Staci

  13. Beautiful - just beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Isn't MOPS a blessing? Have been in there since Em was little!

    Happy Thursday!


  14. Oh, Kim, that was wonderful! What a special day and a great video. I just love your beautiful Katie Ru and your sweet handsome boys. The pics were fantastic and Big Daddy did good with the funding of the special day. hehee
    I am so excited to see her Gotcha video. YOu have it down... you did a great job on both of them.

  15. Thank you so much for your comment tonight. Please pray for us. We don't know what to do. Truly there is nothing we can do, God with either open the doors or steer us in another direction. We are comfortable either way. We trust Him.

  16. I love the movies! How great! I am going to have Danielle do mine as I am techincally challenged!


  17. Hi,

    Your last entry touched me. Friends who let me cry on their shoulders. These are people whom God sends at the right time. What a great thing to be thankful for.

    Great TT Post.

    Thanks for joining in and praising our King. Love and hugs, Lynn

  18. Kim,
    Thank you for sharing this great video with us. I love Kates dress and would love to know where you got it. We are planning on baptizing our daughter soon but having a hard time finding a dress.

  19. Wonderful job on the video--I really enjoyed it! The cake was the most gorgeous cake I've ever seen.

    Have a great weekend~~

  20. Dear Anonymous,

    I found this dress at Strasburg. They have stores (and outlets) all over the country and they have a catlog and website and will ship anywhere. They may seem pricey at first glance but the quality is amazing. Kate's dress was shantung slik with seed pearls sewn at the neckline. It was so well made. I highly recommend them. This particular dress ran small (hers was 24 months). But in general they are generously sized.
    Let me know if you find something you like there:)


  21. Hi friend, I love keeping up with you on your sight! She' s just getting more beautiful evey day.

  22. Your videos turned out great. I enjoy watching little Kate continue to grow. You are truly blessed.

  23. I second the Strasburg reccomendation! I absolutely love their clothes. And I agree, they are so well made, and very beautiful!

    Mommy to my Hunan princess, Emerson Rose

  24. I am sorry for all the clothes questions, but would you mind sharing where you got Kate's birthday dress? I love pink, and I love smocking, it's perfect!

  25. Anonymous,

    The birthday dress is very special because the smocking is actually ladybugs with cupcakes on their backs and there is one candle in the cupcakes. It seemed absolutely perfect for a 1st birthday for an adopted baby from China. I actually found it on e-bay! The brand is Silly Goose and it is hand smocked.


  26. Kim,

    This is just beautiful and I love your choice of music. I love Natalie Merchant!!! To me, if something like this brings tears to my eyes that means JOB WELL DONE, and this certainly did.

    I would love to get together if an when we are on the east coast (we do travel quite a bit). You have to promise to do the same if you are ever in the Midwest!!!

    I cannot even fathom starting Z's "movie", yet, I do not know how you find time!



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